Kendrick Avant 4-star Album Review: Slime & B (Chris Brown, Young Thug, 2020)

I avoided listening to this album for the longest because these two artists are literally EVERYWHERE. Remixes, collaborations, singles, chorus, cameos, if it’s jamming but NO Drake, it’s probably got one of them in it.

Chris Brown? Yeah, I’ve been rocking the homie since he started in 2008/2009. (I taught middle school, have daughters so I remember. πŸ˜‰)

Young Thug is suuuuuuper hit OR miss with me. I never really know if he’s singing, rapping, talking but it doesn’t matter because I NEVER understand the dude anyway. πŸ˜‘πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

The album was a HARD choice between 3-stars, 4-stars and 5-stars. 3-stars because it’s jamming but has that “same, ol song over and over” feel. 4-stars because that same ol song is jamming pretty much the whole way through. 5-stars because 4 of the 13 tracks are jamming like a MUG (kids dancing, wife and her friends jigging, dudes bobbing heads).

I’m going with 4-stars because the album has too many ‘lows.’ Tracks like #1 Say You Love Me, #2 Go Crazy, #8 Animals (MY favorite) and #10 Stolen were hot as HECK. The bass explodes on a few so as a man, I’m comfortable with windows down, singing out loud myself. 3 of the songs were flat out bad. *shrugs* Whatever because with all this production, talent and OTHER artists, there shouldn’t be ANY. The “ok” tracks are absolutely OK. I tried several times to let them grow on me buuuuuut, nope. An example is #3 Trapback. I couldn’t get into that tune at all. No Such Thing is one of those “ok” cuts.

The album messes up when it strays from a Pop-Hip Hop music feel. If it goes too slow, too Chris Brown-ish, Young Thug makes it worse. When it tries to feature Thug too much, he still messes it up because Chris Brown is singing and should be the star!

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